Healthy Brain Ageing Tips

When cognitive abilities are impaired (often referred to as cognitive impairment), a person has trouble with cognitive processes that begin to affect the things he or she can do in everyday life. Dementia is not a disease itself, but rather a syndrome defined by a group of symptoms that often occur together in various combinations and severity. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia and along with other conditions such as stroke and traumatic brain injury can result in impairment in cognitive abilities. It is important to note that some causes of cognitive impairment are related to treatable health issues (e.g., medication side effects, vitamin B12 deficiency, and depression).

Here are certain tips to keep your brain from ageing :

  1. Keep your brain insulin sensitive – Insulin resistance can cause type 2 diabetes along with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Avoid eating saturated fat with simple sugar.
  2. Increase BDNF – BDNF increases neurogenesis and improves cognition. Aerobic and strength training increase BDNF. The greater the intensity, the higher the boost in BDNF.
  3. Manage Stress – Chronic stress decreases neuronal plasticity. Exercise, positive going, optimism, and resilience can all improve stress response.
  4. Exercise – Three 45 minutes exercise sessions per week is enough to increase brain volume, boosting memory performance.
  5. Use Your Brain – Reading, discussion group, board games, solving puzzles, playing a musical instrument, and learning a second language increase cognitive reserves, protecting against age related cognitive decline.
  6. Meditation – Meditation can cause positive structural changes in the brain, increase neuroplaticitoy, and improve the stress response. 
  7. Polyphenols – People who ate polyphenol rich foods had better cognitive ability and lower risk of cognitive decline.
  8. Curcumin – Curcumin fights inflammation and oxidative damage while preventing amyloid-beta plaque build-up. 400mg cur cumin daily can improve attention and working memory along with improving mood.
  9. Omega – 3 fatty acids – Found in fatty fish, omega-3 support mitochondria function, promote healthy brain glucose utilisation, and reduces oxidative stress.
  10. Intermittent Fasting – Intermittent fasting has neuro protective effects along with increasing BDNF and reducing inflammation. 

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  1. Informative post! 😊

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    1. Garima says:

      Every brain changes with age, and mental function changes along with it. Mental decline is common, and it’s one of the most feared consequences of aging. But cognitive impairment is not inevitable. But these simple methods can come handy. Thank you for stopping by.

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      1. Yes these simple methods will help regain our health from aging! Thank you again for these notable tips! 😊

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      2. Garima says:

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    2. Georganna says:

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  2. New info. Good writing πŸ™‚

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you Manohar. You are always kind.

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      1. Garima says:

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  3. aryamannmeena says:

    Can u write something about mood swings-

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    1. Garima says:

      Sure. Look out for my future posts for mood swings.

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  4. francisashis says:

    Another great post,very useful for all especially for me as I have survived a brain stroke few years back. I shall try to follow your invaluable tips.Thank you very much for sharing.πŸŒΉπŸ™

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    1. Garima says:

      Most welcome Francis.

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  5. joliesattic says:

    I really like this!!

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    1. Garima says:

      I am glad you do πŸ™‚

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  6. Omatra7 says:

    Thank you for this article! My mother’s mother had Alzheimer’s, my mother now has it.

    I don’t want it coming for me! Or if it is, to push it off, as much as I can.

    Thank you for the tips πŸ™‚

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    1. Garima says:

      Hope these tips help you.

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  7. inhiscare753 says:

    Thanks for sharing, this is quite insightful.

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you liked it.

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      1. inhiscare753 says:

        You are welcome. 😊

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you for the reblog.

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      1. Garima says:

        Glad you liked it. It is true that your mental state and your physical state are completely dependent on each other. Just like the rest of your body, the brain is made up of cells (100 billion nerve cells/neurons). Key components of the brain are neurotransmitters (acetylcholine, dopamine, and serotonin) made up of amino acids that help carry signals between neurons so that we can think. Having the right amounts of these neurotransmitters aids brain function.

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      2. Yes, I believe that too.😍

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      3. Garima says:

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you liked it.

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      1. RPR says:

        Future plans :p

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      2. RPR says:

        Curcumin? Bdnf?

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      3. Garima says:

        Brain-derived neurotrophic factor – The BDNF gene provides instructions for making a protein found in the brain and spinal cord called brain-derived neurotrophic factor. This protein promotes the survival of nerve cells (neurons) by playing a role in the growth, maturation (differentiation), and maintenance of these cells.

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      4. RPR says:

        This is very important u should mention the full form n the function there itself

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      5. Garima says:

        Curcumin is a naturally-occurring chemical compound found in the spice turmeric. Turmeric, on the other hand, is the root of a plant which is scientifically known as Curcuma Longa and that’s probably where curcumin gets its name from. After the turmeric root is harvested it is cleaned, cured and then dried.

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      6. RPR says:

        Omg, turmeric us haldi what we know in general, this is nice I think I will become medical student atleast a pro to the terms if not the doctor, if I will Go through the posts of urs n ask d doubts

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      7. Garima says:

        Hahahhahahha..good luck with becoming a doctor πŸ™‚

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      8. RPR says:

        No no I can’t it’s better what I do with and what you people is divine hence u have been considered God we can’t . I have a huge respect for Doctors ans teachers its special. Moreover I want people to live more , if I would become the doctor you know what could happen.

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      9. Garima says:

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      10. RPR says:

        goodnight Doctor

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      11. Garima says:

        Sure ask away. I am happy to answer any questions.

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      12. RPR says:

        Thank u.. Sure u won’t hesitate

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  8. Chiru says:

    Interesting and information is worth in regards to brain activity..

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    1. Garima says:

      Yes Chiru, we often do not pay attention to the most important part of our body, the brain. Apart from negative thoughts, the diet, the mind exercise component is very important to keep the brain healthy.

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      1. Chiru says:

        Yes right.. most important part is brain which we should take care.. physical strength will come automatically once this is fixed..

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      2. Garima says:

        Exactly Chiru.

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you found them helpful. Thank you for stopping by.

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  9. gpavants says:

    Hi Garima,

    Great tips. Thanks for the brain food.

    Gary

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    1. Garima says:

      You are welcome Gary. Glad you liked the post.

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you for sharing this

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      1. You are most welcome .

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    1. Garima says:

      You are most welcome Mark. I am glad you liked them.

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